Excelsior Animal Hospital Staff
Patricia Keyes, DVM
Dr. Keyes is a 1990 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and has been owner of the hospital since 1995. She has also owned Victoria Veterinary Care since 2007. She enjoys the relationships she has formed over the years with her clients and their pets through the practice of general medicine, surgery, and dentistry. She especially enjoys working with her feline patients and their needs. She resides in Excelsior with her two daughters, two cats, and a “Frank” (shih tzu/poodle). When not working, she enjoys spending time in sunny Arizona or volunteering her time through her church or mission work in Haiti.
Jen Foley, DVM
Dr. Foley has been at Excelsior Animal Hospital since 2002. She graduated from University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Besides providing care for dogs and cats, she also sees rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small critters. She is kept busy outside the clinic with her husband, boy/girl twins, 3 dogs, and the family hop farm.
Colin Parrott DVM
Dr. Parrott graduated in 2007 from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine with a special interest in dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and pain management. Dr. Parrott lives in Hopkins with his wife Anne, daughter Esme, baby boy on the way, and his goofy and loveable Golden Retriever Gary. Dr. Parrott joined Excelsior Animal Hospital in 2007.
Jessy graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1997 with a A.A.S degree in Veterinary Technology, she has work as a CVT with Dr Patricia Keyes for 20 years and is the Practice Manager for both of Dr Keyes’ Veterinary Clinics, Excelsior Animal Hospital and Victoria Veterinary Care. Her special interests include client education, nutrition, and animal behavior. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cheering on and coaching her daughter in her activities, and spending time with her family (both the people and animals). She lives with her husband (Curt) daughter (Sara) 4 cats (Jasmine, Jackson, Neo, and Alaska) 1 dog (Zeke) and 1 guinea pig (Emma)
Technicians and Assistants
Stephanie H., CVT
Stephanie graduated from Medical Institute of Minnesota in 1994 with a A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology. She joined our staff in January 2015. Stephanie has a special interest in radiology and animal behavior. In her free times she enjoys spending time with her family and canine companion, Tank. Fishing and walking in the woods with dog and children in tow are 2 of her favorites. She has a home in Victoria with her husband, Paul, 3 children and loveable Labrador, Tank.
Daniel moved to Minnesota in 2012, he is originally from California by way of Arizona. He can’t get enough of Minnesota winters, loves snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. Daniel enjoys spending time with his 2 dogs and is a huge Vikings fan so he tends to watch the games with t hem. Caring for and treating animals has always been an interest and passion in his life, so working at an amazing animal hospital is truly and honor.
Customer Service Representatives
Jessica joined the team in June of 2015 and is currently taking online classes for Veterinary Technician. She also has an eager mind to learn and further her career in the veterinarian field while working here. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors and spending quality time with her family and friends. She is originally from Waconia but now resides in Norwood Young America with her cat, Stanley.
Jazmin joined the team at Excelsior Animal Hospital in April of 2014. She immediately fell in love with the Excelsior community and it was not long before she decided this was where she wanted to live. Originally from Hopkins, MN, Jazmin currently resides in Excelsior with her dog and three cats. In her spare time, Jazmin enjoys kayaking, biking, and spending time with friends. Working with and caring for animals has always been a passion of Jazmin’s and she is thrilled to be doing it with such an amazing team!
Animal Comfort Team
(Boarding and Kennel)
Born and raised in Excelsior, MN and has lived here and in other near neighboring cities her whole life. In July 1995 at age seventeen she started working part time off and on for Dr. Patty Keyes at Excelsior Animal Hospital Her primary responsibilities have always been kennel attendant however, she has also done front desk reception as well as vet assistant. Though this is not Joni’s primary occupation, her love for animals especially dogs, makes her feel whole and being a part of a great team at Excelsior Animal Hospital. She treasures all that she has learned over the years. She and her husband Oscar have two black lab mixes, Layla and Luke. In Joni’s spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, fur babies, family and friends. When time allows, she loves to go swimming, horseback riding and traveling. Her and her husband enjoy country music as well as salsa dancing. They have visited different cities for country music festivals.
Born and raised in Excelsior, Martha has cared for the pets in this area for over 25 years! She enjoys every aspect of her job and the care and love that Excelsior Animal Hospital provides for each and every pet. She owns 2 very spoiled cate, Eddie and Savana, and enjoys cooking and gardening.